Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes Page 3 of 9
The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
Topics: Fear, Freedom Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Topics: Finances, Charity We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Topics: Forgiveness, Hatred, Enemies In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Topics: Friendship, Enemies Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Topics: Good and Evil, Hatred, Enemies Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Topics: Good and Evil
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
Topics: Good and Evil Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
Topics: Hatred, Love Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Topics: Hatred, Love, Light Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
Topics: Hatred History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Topics: History, Apathy We are not makers of history. We are made by history.